Etymology
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Parmesan (n.)

type of dry, hard cheese, 1550s, from parmeson cheese (1510s), from the adjective meaning "of or relating to Parma," the city of northern Italy; from Italian Parmegiano "of Parma." The place name is probably ultimately Etruscan.

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Definitions of Parmesan

Parmesan (n.)
hard dry sharp-flavored Italian cheese; often grated;
From wordnet.princeton.edu